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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
tax, that that money be spent on american made steel, con secrete -- concrete, bridges, buses, trains, whatever. it could work. one example, in the bill there was an opportunity for amtrak to buy new locomotives. about half a billion dollars to be spent on these new locomotives. in that section of law, one sentence was added that said these must be 100% american made. no one was making locomotives in america before that. but siemens, the german corporation, one of the biggest manufacturers in the world said, oh, half a billion dollar well, can make locomotives in america, sure. in sacramento, california, they opened a manufacturing plant, probably somewhere between 200 and 300 people working there today manufacturing 100% american made locomotives and on may 134, three years after they began this process, the first 100% american made locomotive in probably more than a century rolled onto the tracks of america. we can do this. h.r. 549 will provide that opportunity, using american-taxpayer money. i have another bill that does the same for wind and solar projects. we can do these things
piece tax that many in this country have been determined not to keep an open mind but to keep a closed mind as to the possibility that authorities are now confirming that radical islam was the motivation this attack. >> correct. the political correctness on this can be traced back to a couple years. you have a situation, the major hassan situation there. you you have a situation we are calling it the government is calling it workplace violence even in the army's after action report. this is islamic terrorist that in our military that kills 13 americans is determined to be engaged in workplace violence. we were all a bit relieved when the president of the united states said those response responsible for those acts in boston were terrorists but jihadist, muslim terrorist, never come out of his mouth. that is because the narrative doesn't fit what the administration and what some on the left are trying to say. you are right. some of the reports had to focus on the religious belief of the bombers. why is that? that is what motivates them. they are jihadists. as soon as we start recognizin
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